No other country has been subjected to the credible threats of annihilation that Iran has directed toward Israel. Iran has repeatedly said they want to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. I think that makes the situation surely one in which Israel is on the defensive.
Israel is home to many Christians. Many people outside the Middle East do not realize that most Israeli Christians are Catholics. Some are Latin rite, but most are Maronite rite or Coptic rite. When I went to communion today, I tried to keep in mind the fact that I was joining in communion with those Maronite and Coptic Catholics who are treated savagely by some countries in the Middle East.
I am not entirely naive about how Israel has treated some Christians. Some non-Israeli lands that are occupied by Israel are in fact the homelands of Christians. I would like to see REAL national borders established that put an end to foreign occupations AND put an end to the outrageous bombings of Israeli civilians by random small rocket attacks and suicide bombers - almost all of which come from Muslim and not Christian lands.
Anyone who really wants peace with Israel should be strongly against the Iranian government. Some Iranian leaders have actually made it clear that they do NOT want peace in the Middle East. They have said that they want to bring about massive war that will help to bring about more expansive Islamic domination of the world. They know that Israel is a substantial barrier to such domination, so they want literally to eliminate Israel. So long as such barbaric goals exist among the leaders of Iran, Iran is the aggressor and should be treated as such.
I think that preventive military attacks should be rare and based only on overwhelming evidence. It is well-known that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons capability. They should not be allowed to get such weapons.
It is not at all reasonable to say that Iran should be allowed to get nuclear weapons just because lots of other countries have them. That is no more sensible than saying a raving lunatic should be allowed to own a shotgun for pheasant hunting. Raving lunatics should not be allowed to own shotguns, and raving Jew-hating barbarians who openly threaten to annihilate other countries should not be allowed to own nuclear weapons.
Israel is on the defensive.
They are defending not only their own nation,
but common sense and civilization itself.
I am Roman Catholic.
Peace be with you.